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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 21, 2024 to Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Event #54: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $14,603,565
  • Entries: 10,939
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 25, 2024 11:07 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 18 hours ago)
Mathis and Neugebauer Bag Big for Day 4 In Event #54: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Martin Mathis

The continuation of the 2024 World Series of Poker saw the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas play host to the third day of Event #54: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em. This seven-day event drew in a massive 10,939 entrants over three starting flights for a total prize pool of $14,603,565. After an additional 10 hours of play on Monday, 315 returned to the felt this morning to battle it out on Day 3.

After an additional 10 levels of play, just 45 contenders remain in the race towards the second and first-place prizes of $1,001,170 and $1,250,125, respectively, as well as the gold WSOP bracelet.

When all was said and done, it quickly became apparent that Max Neugebauer had solidified himself as one of the biggest stacks in the room, having accumulated 13,025,000 by the conclusion of play. Neugebauer already has one of the most prestigious pieces of WSOP hardware, having claimed his maiden World Series win by taking down the €10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event in Rozvadov last year. A win in the Millionaire Maker would give Neugebauer the second seven-figure score of his career and his first bracelet on American soil.

Max Neugebauer
Max Neugebauer

However, Neugebauer isn't alone at the top as Martin Mathis managed to bag the exact same stack of 13,025,000. Mathis is on the hunt for both the biggest score of his poker career and the first World Series of Poker bracelet to his name.

End of Day 3 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Martin MathisUnited States13,025,00052
1Max NeugebauerAustria13,025,00052
3Sean RagozziniAustralia12,650,00051
4Stephen DauphinaisCanada10,650,00043
5Ivan RubanRussia10,200,00041
6David WelchUnited Kingdom10,000,00040
7Justin CareyUnited States9,775,00039
8Sebastien SigouinCanada9,400,00038
9Harvey JacksonUnited States8,425,00034
10Sen MuChina8,350,00033

Many notable names found their way to the felt this morning, including a plethora of past bracelet winners. Timur Margolin made a deep run but was denied his second bracelet of the series and the fourth bracelet of his career, having crashed out in 85th for $14,890. Other notable names to hit the rail included Martin Jacobson (132nd), Chris Moorman (178th) and Joseph Cheong (222nd) - their only consolation being yet another WSOP cash to add to their already fruitful poker careers.

Timur Margolin
Timur Margolin

Those more fortunate in progressing to Day 4 included Day 2 chip leader Sebastien Sigouin (9,400,000), three-time bracelet winner Sean Troha (4,375,000) and American professional poker player Jason Wheeler (5,000,000). Wheeler will be looking to improve upon his largest World Series score of $418,122 he set for himself in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em back in 2009, as well as his bracelet win of 2021 in the $800 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack.

Day 4 will commence tomorrow, June 26, at 11 a.m. local time. Play resumes on Level 32 with blinds at 125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 big blind ante.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024 11:06 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 18 hours ago)
Seat Draw for Day 4
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Horseshoe11Jefferson GuerreroColombia6,700,00027
Horseshoe12Adam CroffutUnited States7,050,00028
Horseshoe13Joel GolaUnited States2,400,00010
Horseshoe14Sean RagozziniAustralia12,650,00051
Horseshoe15Jaspal BrarCanada1,907,5008
Horseshoe16Rodrigo DaherBrazil3,325,00013
Horseshoe17Sean TrohaUnited States4,375,00018
Horseshoe18Junhao WuSingapore7,050,00028
Horseshoe19Sebastien SigouinCanada9,400,00038
Horseshoe21Ramon RiveraUnited States7,725,00031
Horseshoe22Sebastian LoboArgentina3,200,00013
Horseshoe23Justin CareyUnited States9,775,00039
Horseshoe24Harvey JacksonUnited States8,425,00034
Horseshoe25Steven ZaffosUnited States4,575,00018
Horseshoe26Virgile TurchiUnited Kingdom4,175,00017
Horseshoe27Stephen DauphinaisCanada10,650,00043
Horseshoe28Liviu-Rodrig BarthaRomania7,800,00031
Horseshoe29Jeffrey StellwagonUnited States2,925,00012
Horseshoe31Nick GrippoUnited States2,350,0009
Horseshoe32Damien GayerFrance6,300,00025
Horseshoe33Benjamin ThomasUnited States1,725,0007
Horseshoe34Vito ClementeUnited States3,000,00012
Horseshoe35Alessandro PredaroliItaly6,650,00027
Horseshoe36Michael VelaUnited States1,900,0008
Horseshoe37Arthur ThiriartAustria3,475,00014
Horseshoe38Christopher KlementisCanadaCanada6,100,00024
Horseshoe39Charles KerseyUnited States5,450,00022
Horseshoe41Ivan RubanRussia10,200,00041
Horseshoe42Jose ChapuiUnited States6,325,00025
Horseshoe43David WelchUnited Kingdom10,000,00040
Horseshoe44Franco SpitaleArgentina7,625,00031
Horseshoe45Owen SavirUnited States7,325,00029
Horseshoe46Jason WheelerUnited States5,000,00020
Horseshoe47Paul SasoUnited States2,100,0008
Horseshoe48Sen MuUnited States8,350,00033
Horseshoe49Daniel LipszycUnited States6,425,00026
Horseshoe51Martin MathisUnited States13,025,00052
Horseshoe52Alex KimUnited States4,925,00020
Horseshoe53Stefan BittgerGermany3,300,00013
Horseshoe54Larry QuangUnited States7,375,00030
Horseshoe55Amir MinagarAustralia3,375,00014
Horseshoe56Caleb LevesqueUnited States3,625,00015
Horseshoe57Nariman YaghmaiUAE6,950,00028
Horseshoe58Jason HickeyUnited States3,850,00015
Horseshoe59Max NeugebauerAustria13,025,00052
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 11:05 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 18 hours ago)
End of Day Chip Counts
Martin Mathis13,025,000-875,000
Max Neugebauer13,025,000925,000
Sean Ragozzini12,650,0003,050,000
Stephen Dauphinais10,650,000-50,000
Ivan Ruban10,200,0000
David Welch10,000,000-1,700,000
Justin Carey9,775,0003,775,000
Sebastien Sigouin9,400,0000
Harvey Jackson8,425,0003,625,000
Sen Mu8,350,00050,000
Liviu-Rodrig Bartha7,800,0003,300,000
Ramon Rivera7,725,0006,725,000
Franco Spitale7,625,0001,525,000
Larry Quang7,375,0001,725,000
Owen Savir7,325,0001,125,000
Adam Croffut7,050,0006,550,000
Junhao Wu7,050,0003,050,000
Nariman Yaghmai6,950,0002,750,000
Jefferson Guerrero6,700,0000
Alessandro Predaroli6,650,000-3,150,000
Daniel Lipszyc6,425,0001,325,000
Jose Chapui6,325,0000
Damien Gayer6,300,000290,000
Christopher Klementis6,100,0001,700,000
Charles Kersey5,450,0000
Jason Wheeler5,000,000-1,200,000
Alex Kim4,925,00025,000
Steven Zaffos4,575,0004,090,000
Sean Troha4,375,00075,000
Virgile Turchi4,175,000-325,000
Jason Hickey3,850,0003,340,000
Caleb Levesque3,625,000325,000
Arthur Thiriart3,475,0002,175,000
Amir Minagar3,375,000375,000
Rodrigo Daher3,325,0002,540,000
Stefan Bittger3,300,0001,500,000
Sebastian Lobo3,200,000-1,600,000
Vito Clemente3,000,0003,000,000
Jeff Stellwagon2,925,000-495,000
Joel Gola2,400,000950,000
Nick Grippo2,350,000-1,630,000
Paul Saso2,100,0000
Jaspal Brar1,975,000740,000
Michael Vela1,900,0000
Benjamin Thomas1,725,000-1,775,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:49 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 18 hours ago)
End of Play

The remaining players have finished bagging their chips for the night. Stay tuned for a recap of the day and full chip counts to follow.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:37 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 18 hours ago)
Ragozzini Gets Some Value

Sean Ragozzini raised under the gun to 400,000 and only Michael Vela called out of the small blind.

The action got checked down all the way to the river on the       board. Vela checked again, but Ragozzini put out a bet of 600,000 and after a few moments, Vela slid in the call. Ragozzini showed    which was good enough to take down the pot.

Sean Ragozzini9,600,0005,700,000
Michael Vela1,900,000-3,700,000
Patrick Truong0-4,300,000
Ankit Ahuja0-4,775,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:36 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 18 hours ago)
Three More Hands

The tournament floor paused the clock and announced three more hands would be played before the remaining players bag and tag their chips for the night.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:27 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Ahuja Gets Some Chips Back

The pot stood at approximately 1,900,000 with two players looking at a board of     .

Amir Minagar, in the big blind, checked the action to Ankit Ahuja, who was under the gun. Ahuja checked back.

The   river fell and Minagar bet out 275,000. Ahija put in a sizable raise to 1,600,000, leaving himself 1,025,000 behind the line, sending Minagar into the tank. Minagar thought for some time before tossing his cards into the muck.

Ankit Ahuja4,775,0001,375,000
Amir Minagar3,000,000-1,800,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:23 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Neugebauer's Aggression Pays Off

Max Neugebauer raised out of the cutoff to 400,000 and found one caller from Daniel Martin in the big blind.

The     flop saw Martin check to Neugebauer. Neugebauer bet 300,000 and it was enough to force a fold from Martin.

Max Neugebauer12,100,0001,300,000
Daniel Martin2,500,0001,845,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:13 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Assorted Counts from the Field
David Welch11,700,0008,300,000
Max Neugebauer10,800,0007,600,000
Stephen Dauphinais10,700,000-1,500,000
Jason Wheeler6,200,000-180,000
Ankit Ahuja3,400,000500,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:13 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Mathis Chips Up

Sen Mu limped in from the small blind and Martin Mathis checked his option out of the big blind.

The monotone flop of     saw Mu check-call a bet of 200,000 to see the   come on the turn. This time Mu folded to a bet of 500,000 from Mathis.

Martin Mathis13,900,000700,000
Sen Mu8,300,0007,040,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 10:10 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Recent Bustouts
Vito Clemente0-1,300,000
Scott Herz0-4,400,000
Gabriel Schroeder0-4,200,000
Francis Anderson0-4,500,000
John Verdeaux0-790,000
Vincent Lam0-900,000
James Luo0-600,000
Boris Vaynberg0-1,000,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:56 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Gayer Turns the Nuts in Big Pot

The pot stood at approximately 1,000,000 with two players looking at a flop of    .

Ankit Ahuja, in the big blind, checked the action to Damien Gayer, in the cutoff. Gayer bet out for 430,000 and Ahuja called.

The   turn saw a repeat of the action, this time Gayer sized up to 700,000.

Ahuja check-called a bet of 1,325,000 on the   river. Gayer tabled    for the turned nut straight, winning him this pot.

Damien Gayer6,010,000610,000
Ankit Ahuja2,900,000-2,000,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:45 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:42 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Dauphinais Takes From Turchi

Stephen Dauphinais opened from the button to 335,000 and Virgile Turchi defended from the big blind.

The     flop saw Turchi check. Dauphinais thought for a while before he placed a bet of 525,000. This prompted a quick fold Turchi.

Stephen Dauphinais12,200,0006,650,000
Virgile Turchi4,500,000350,000
Robert Brown0-965,000
Shane Rose0-2,500,000
Chong Yu0-1,500,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:42 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Ahuja Barrells Anderson Off the Pot

The pot stood at approximately 800,000 with two players looking at a flop of    .

Francis Anderson, in middle position, check-called a bet of 260,000 from Ankit Ahuja, on the button.

The   turn saw Anderson check again. Ahuja sized up to 650,000 and Anderson elected to fold.

Ankit Ahuja4,900,000-500,000
Francis Anderson4,500,0001,400,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:27 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Big Blind Special for Carey

The pot stood at approximately 600,000 with two players looking at a board of     .

The small blind checked the action to Justin Carey, in the big blind, who checked back.

The   river checked to a showdown. The small blind rolled over    for king high, while Carey claimed this pot with   , having flopped a pair of threes.

Justin Carey6,000,000-400,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:18 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Schroeder Wins With Trips

Boris Vaynberg opened from the button to 325,000 and Gabriel Schroeder defended out of the big blind.

Schroeder checked the     flop. Vaynberg bet 200,000 and then faced a check-raise to 510,000 by Schroeder. After a few moments, Vaynbery put in the call.

Schroeder opted to check-call a bet of 400,000 on the   turn to see the   come on the river. The action checked through and Schroeder tabled    for the winner.

Gabriel Schroeder4,200,0002,770,000
Boris Vaynberg1,000,000-1,680,000
Rudy Cervantes0-3,100,000
Maria Lampropulos0-920,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:14 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Wheeler Gets a Squeeze Through

A player in early position limped in and Justin Carey three-bet to 450,000 from the button.

The action folded to Jason Wheeler, in the big blind, who three-bet to 1,250,000. The limper folded, as did Carey, allowing Wheeler to chip up without seeing a flop.

Justin Carey6,400,000-1,700,000
Jason Wheeler6,380,0002,380,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:07 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Gayer Cracks Kings

Arthur Thiriart raised from middle position, Arthur Thiriart three-bet jammed for 2,660,000 from the big blind and Thiriart called.

Damien Gayer:   
Arthur Thiriart:   

Gayer ran into a premium pocket pair but the     flop saw Gayer jump into the lead. The   and   river changed nothing and Gayer found a double.

Damien Gayer5,400,0001,800,000
Arthur Thiriart1,300,000-1,800,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 9:06 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Neugebauer chips Up

Max Neugebauer opened from the cutoff to 320,000 and Maria Lampropulos called out of the big blind.

The     flop saw Lampropulos check-fold to a bet of 225,000 by Neubebauer.

Max Neugebauer3,200,000600,000
Maria Lampropulos920,000-200,000
Gorilla Gaming